Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ribera del Duero

Photo by Patrick Jones. Bud break at Finca Villacreces, 16 May 2017

While in Spain last month we had some time to drive north of Madrid to the wine country in Ribera del Duero. Here is another set of photos from our day at the wineries in this region. Most of the photos were taken at Finca Villacreces, a beautiful producer between the village of Quintanilla de Onésimo and the village of San Bernardo. They are next door to the large producer Bodegas Vega Sicilia.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Finca Villacreces, Spain.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Courtyard with 350 year old tree.
Bodegas Villacreces divides their land into small plots, focusing on organic farming and high quality production. The wines were very good, and we managed to bring back a bottle of their Pruno and Finca Villacreces.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Casas plot at Bodegas Villacreces.
Before visiting Villacreces we stopped in the neighboring village of Quintanilla de Arriba and walked around two of the old churches.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Church in Quintanilla de Arriba.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Small church in Ribera del Duero. 16 May 2017.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Grape vines next to the church.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Wine tasting at Fuente Aceña.

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